Special Issue "Nanomechanics of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Sheets"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 February 2017).
2.Centre for Advanced Structural Materials, City University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China
Interests: nanomechanics of carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets; nanostructures; computational mechanics; smart structures; multistable structures
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene sheets are promising materials for their super material properties, especially the mechanical properties, including the outstanding strength and selective structures (chirality). A great deal of effort has been spent to address the mechanical characteristics of CNTs and graphene sheets with perfect structure, as well as the structures with defects, such as point defects, line defects for graphene sheets, helical defects for nanotubes, etc. Additionally, as the size of a single CNT is too small and it is difficult to operate single CNTs, CNTs are proposed and used to build CNT networks in order to achieve engineering materials in macro scales. Single-graphene sheet has high mobility, flexibility, robustness and environmental stability, but multilayer graphene sheets are more achievable and welcomed to build various devices. The van der Waals interaction acts as a key issue to enable such layered structures. Furthermore, CNTs and graphene sheets are used as reinforcements or functional materials in matrixes, including organic matrixes, such as epoxy, and inorganic matrixes, such as metals, to produce nanocomposite materials with high performance, such as graphene batteries and supercapacitors. All the applications of the carbon-based nanomaterials are founded on their mechanical properties.
This Special Issue is aimed to outline recent progress on the nanomechanics of CNTs and graphene sheets, especially theoretical and experimental works for relevant applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Nanomechanics of CNTs and Graphene sheets;
- CNT networks and super-graphene sheets;
- Nanomechanics of CNTs, or graphene sheets, reinforced matrixes;
- Bending, Buckling, Vibration and Fracture phenomenon in CNT-based nanostructures;
- Nanomechanics of CNTs- or Graphene sheets-based derives;
- Other nanomechanical issues of CNTs or graphene sheets.
Dr. Xiaoqiao He
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- nanomechanics of carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets
- multiscale simulation of CNTs
- MD simulation for the mechanical properties of CNTs
- experimental study of CNTs and graphene sheets
- nanomechanics of CNT- or graphene sheets-reinforced composites
- theoretical and experimental investigations of CNTs- or graphene sheets-based nano-devices